OK, just rebuilt a computer, new hard drive, new OS. I put Scientific Linux on it. Gnome, compiz and all of the standard stuff. Also added Sun Java, eclipse and a bunch of the time wasters. Added OO.o and Firefox.
This is probably going to be my main home system now. Tracy will use it as well and the kids ahve their own systems, while I will also use the cooler. Probaly set up the two Linux systems as data mirrors. This will be my hack system, that will be my target.